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Christensen Shipyards likely to be sold to part-owner

5:41 p.m. May 27
Operations restored at Vancouver yacht maker, more than 70 employees rehired

The court-appointed receiver handling Christensen Shipyards, the financially troubled builder of yachts in Vancouver, wants to sell all or "substantially all" of the company's assets to Henry Luken, the deep-pocketed Tennessee businessman who owns 50 percent of the company.

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Clark County council grants CREDC access to funds

By Kaitlin Gillespie May 27, 2015 5:55 p.m.

The Clark County council closed a week of political drama Wednesday by unanimously granting the Columbia River Economic Development Council its Associate Development Organization status.

Vancouver Heritage Bonds a hot buy

By Amy M.E. Fischer May 27, 2015 5:43 p.m.

Whether they're eager to participate in preserving local history or just want to take advantage of high interest rates, Clark County residents are snapping up Vancouver Heritage Bonds like crazy.

Christensen Shipyards likely to be sold to part-owner

By Aaron Corvin May 27, 2015 5:41 p.m.

The court-appointed receiver handling Christensen Shipyards, the financially troubled builder of yachts in Vancouver, wants to sell all or "substantially all" of the company's assets to Henry Luken, the deep-pocketed Tennessee businessman who owns 50 percent of the company.

BNSF plans temporary furloughs for some workers

By Associated Press May 27, 2015 4:48 p.m.

BISMARCK, N.D. — BNSF Railway Co. says it's planning employee furloughs due to slipping freight shipping demand across its rail network.

FIFA sponsors Adidas, Coke seen looking at ties after raid

By Aaron Ricadela, Bloomberg News May 27, 2015 12:08 p.m.

FRANKFURT, Germany - While the biggest sponsors of soccer's World Cup probably will take a close look at their relationships with FIFA after Wednesday's indictments of officials at the sport's governing body, they're unlikely to take any immediate action.

Payrolls rose in 40 states in april, led by California

By Victoria Stilwell, Bloomberg News May 27, 2015 11:31 a.m.

WASHINGTON - Payrolls rose in 40 states in April and the unemployment rate fell in 23 as the U.S. labor market picked up following a soft patch a month earlier.

Report: Jimmy Johns preparing IPO

By Corilyn Shropshire, Chicago Tribune May 27, 2015 11:29 a.m.

Sandwich chain Jimmy John's is prepping to go public, Reuters reported Wednesday.

Automakers ahead of schedule for 2020 fuel economy targets

By Jerry Hirsch, Los Angeles Times May 27, 2015 11:14 a.m.

The auto industry is making significant strides toward increasing fuel efficiency and is ahead of schedule in meeting strict federal fuel economy goals, according to a new analysis by the Union of Concerned Scientists.

Hundreds gather to protest proposed natural gas pipelines

By Associated Press May 27, 2015 11:13 a.m.

SALEM, Ore. — Hundreds of people rallied at the Oregon Capitol calling on Gov. Kate Brown to block two proposed liquefied natural gas export terminals in the state.

Labor board dismisses Machinists' complaint against Boeing in S.C.

May 27, 2015 11:11 a.m.

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The National Labor Relations Board has dismissed a complaint filed by the Machinists union against Boeing stemming from the union's attempt to organize workers at the company's North Charleston operations.

Orbitz shareholders approve $1.3B deal to sell to Expedia

By Associated Press May 27, 2015 11:11 a.m.

NEW YORK — Orbitz's shareholders have approved a takeover by rival Expedia, Orbitz said Wednesday.

Singletary: How, and how much, to help a graduate

By Michelle Singletary May 27, 2015 6 a.m.

They got their degrees.

Freshii opens 3rd Vancouver site

By The Columbian May 27, 2015 6 a.m.

Freshii opened its third Vancouver location Tuesday in the Columbia Tech Center, 18919 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd., Suite 200. Doug Gillespie, franchise owner of all three Vancouver locations, has hired hired 15 new employees adding to his county-wide staff of 40.

Nestle bottled-water plan draws fight in drought-stricken Oregon

By Alison Vekshin, Bloomberg News May 27, 2015 6 a.m.

SAN FRANCISCO —; Nestle's plan to bottle Oregon's spring water is stoking a fight with lawmakers and environmental activists who say a corporation shouldn't be allowed to profit from a natural resource as drought spreads across the state.

LSW Architects gives youth on-the-job experience

By Amy M.E. Fischer May 27, 2015 6 a.m.

The students want a taste of real-life work experience at an architectural firm. A 60-year-old downtown Vancouver architecture firm wants to mentor young people, recruit more top-notch employees and put Vancouver on the Northwest's architectural map.

Register for the upcoming Economic Forecast Breakfast on Jan. 22, 2015 at the Vancouver Hilton, and catch a glimpse of the growth and development opportunities that lie ahead for this region. This year's keynote features Ken Fisher, founder and CEO of Fisher Investments in Camas, who will provide his outlook for the local economy.
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